From one point of view, the Bible is the story of a romance, a heavenly Father seeking an earthly bride for his Son. Like every good romance, they ‘get married and live happily ever after’. But this climax is only reached in the Book of Revelation, without which we would never know whether the engagement (or ‘betrothal’; 2 Corinthians 11:2) ever came to anything or was broken off!
Bible has been cast adrift from its moorings and left to float on a sea of modern relativity. The 'play' of meanings in the stories is seen to be open-ended, and modern readers must construct their own interpretation. Rhoads and Michie thus call Mark 'literary creation with an autonomous integrity 'existing independently from any resemblance to the actual person and life of Jesus. It is a 'closed and self-sufficient world' and its portrayals, 'rather than being a representation of historical events, refer to people, places and events in the story'.
William Marrion Branham, Mike Murdock, Justice Kojo Bentil, Billy Graham, Pastor Mensa Otabil, Dag Heward Mills, Benson Andrew Idahosa, Dr. Myles Munroe, Rick Rigsby, Jerry J. Panou, Bishop Tudor Bismark, Martin Luther King Jr., David O. Oyedepo, David Ibiyeomie, Kenneth E. Hagin, T. B. Joshua, Smith Wigglesworth, Brian Houston, John C. Hagee, Adrian Pierce Rogers, Ravi Zacharias, Derek Prince,